WATER & HABITAT ENGINEER – HARGEISA, SOMALILAND
- Job category: Engineering/Construction Work
- Post date:16 Nov 2020
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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose ICRC exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and
strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.
WATER & HABITAT ENGINEER
About the Job
Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Water & Habitat (WatHab) Engineer, plans, designs and implements engineering projects, monitors on-site works, carries out needs assessments, surveys and plans projects for Sub Delegation North Area of Responsibility.
This is a resident/National position based in Hargeisa.
Duties and Responsibilities
Supports the Program Manager in identifying, assessing, planning, designing and implementing water projects in the area of responsibility (AoR) and monitors the impact of these projects
Conducts basic design of engineering projects and on-site follow-ups
Manages independently, execute administrative/office and technical works related to WatHab projects
Supervises contractors, on-site works and conducts quality control during the design and construction of the infrastructures implemented by the ICRC
Plans post-implementation assessments and administers hand-over of the infrastructures implemented by the ICRC to end-users
Organizes training for end-users in the operation and maintenance of infrastructure installed by the ICRC
Support in the planning of the community mobilization activities and facilitate in the formation of water users’ committees as per the need of the operation context
Provides the general updates, daily reports, field trip reports and technical reports for projects under his/her responsibility
Prepares the necessary implementation, progress and completion reports for projects under his/her responsibility
Ensures an efficient and effective information flow in either oral and written reports and accurately interprets from English to Somali and vice versa during field visits and/or when requested
Establishes a close working relationship and networks with the relevant various interlocutors; Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS), relevant authorities, Water Authorities, NGOs and communities
Minimum qualifications and required competencies
University degree in civil engineering, mechanics, rural hydraulic, construction or architecture
At least 2 years of professional experience in the supervision of civil engineering works, construction of berkads, rainwater catchment, subsurface dams, hand dug wells, boreholes as well as small scale hydraulics structures
Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali
Proficient in use of drawing software AutoCAD or similar
Strong relationships with relevant organizations/actors in target projects communities; youth groups, women organizations, community leaders, local NGOs, media and local authorities
Good knowledge of water and sanitation, civil engineering, rural hydraulics works
Experience in managing at least 3 technical support staff
Excellent organizational, planning and reporting skills
Good knowledge of the political, social and cultural context of the country
A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organization
Training and development opportunities
A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework
How to apply
Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC, on the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 6th December 2020. Please indicate the position title Water & Habitat Engineer Hargeisa in the subject line of your email.
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